[development] No module-defined node types?

Chris Johnson cxjohnson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 17:23:01 UTC 2007

In a thread on hook_nodeapi, Jaza wrote:

"With the new CCK-partially-in-core features, it's likely that before long,
there will be no such thing as module-defined node types. There will
only be user-defined node types."

Either I grossly misunderstand things, or ... the hell you say?
(American idiom for disbelief or roughly "no way!")

CCK may be regarded as the greatest thing since sliced bread by users,
site admins and even many developers, but I may not want to use CCK to
define nodes when I've got some special data I want to use efficiently
as content in a module I'm writing.  CCK is inefficient *by design* in
order to purchase its flexibility.

Drupal is a framework.  It shouldn't force content creation modules to
use one and only one method.

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